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to get away from the gunman. >> he was identified as paul ciancia from new jersey, saying he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station, and seemed to be targetting employees. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he was looking down, shooting. 10 plus shots, multiple shots towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and seriously injured. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to hope fire. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. there were additional rounds. the fact that the officers neutralised the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everyone in the terminal. >> the tsa officer, the first to die in the line of duty was declared dead at ronald regan hospital where several of the dead were taken. police scoured the area to make sure of no other dangers. 750 flights were affected. some never left lax, others never left other cities. passengers streamed
-old suspect paul ciancia whipped out an assault rifle, killing a tsa agent and wounding several others. >> investigators are following leads suggesting that paul ciancia had antigovernment sentiment and was targetting the tsa. brian rooney has more. >> cell phone video obtained by tmz caught the moment when panicked travellers at los angeles international airport ran for the door away from the gunm gunman. >> police identified the gunman as paul ciancia, and he pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and targeted employees of the transport security administration. >> fired 20 yards away from the escalators. he's looking down, shooting multiple shots. i want to say 10 or 11 - 10-plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of the bag and opened fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there were additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralized the
! >> terror in terminal 3 l.a.x. and fought by the man seen here, 23-year-old paul ciancia. >> i saw the gun and i was terrified like everybody else was and on the ground. >> flooded out pile 3 and storming out of emergency exits onto the tarmac of the planes. >> there was a guy downstairs started shooting and one guy fell down and he was going up in the security check. >> active shooter all too common -- leaving security check points tossed and baroned. >> ciancia shot his way to terminal 3 ending of a shoot out near the food court. >> the officers did not hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted the individual. >> take a closer look near the officer's feet, that's ciancia's weapon outside of the six busiest airports of the world. >> now, the shooting turned l.a.x. to a ground -- for several hours today, no flights could come in or get out, of course, impact felt across the world and here in the bay area nationwide of 46 flights were cancelled of 100 or so flights going from san francisco to l.a.x. every single day were cancelled and passengers scrambling for plan b. >>
ciancia of new jersey, saying he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station. he seemed to be targetting employees of the transportation security administration. >> i'm 20 yards from the escalators, he's looking down and shooting shots. 10, plus shots, multiple shooting towards the escalator. >> the one shooter i saw, i don't know if there were more - he carried a rifle. he said tsa and i shook my head, and he kept going. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screener are, and continued shooting, and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralised the threat, as they did, there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everyone in th
captures the panic after the suspect identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia approached the check point and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from the bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded three others. >> it was a loud bang. >> everyone panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. he was wearing a blue uniform and helped from the scene holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me and said tsa with a question mark and i just shook my head and he kept going. >> reporter: passengers huddled for cover in bathrooms and others dashed for the exits. >> the kids, the seniors are like oh my goodness. i want to help them, but i want to cover myself. >> reporter: finally -- >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal and that is where an officer involved shooting occurred. >> reporter: the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. diswhrie were a hundred more -- >> there were a hundred more rounds that could have literally killed everybod
as 23-year-old paul ciancia approached the check point and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from the bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded three others. >> it was a loud bang. >> everyone panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. he was wearing a blue uniform and helped from the scene holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me and said tsa with a question mark and i just shook my head and he kept going. >> reporter: passengers huddled for cover in bathrooms and others dashed for the exits. >> the kids, the seniors are like oh my goodness. i want to help them, but i want to cover myself. >> reporter: finally -- >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal and that is where an officer involved shooting occurred. >> reporter: the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. diswhrie were a hundred more -- >> there were a hundred more rounds that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal. >> reporter: terminal 3 was ta
-old paul ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out a crime began rifle and began shooting. >> i just saw the gun, and i was just terrified like everybody else was and we're all just on the ground. >> 39-year-old tsa officer gerardo hernandez was killed. federal agents brought food to the hernandez family's home. neighbors say they were shocked. >> my heart goes out to them. i pray the lord will give them peace and strength. >> the head of the tsa will arrive today. he'll meet with hernandez's family as well as two of the other agents wounded in the shooting. >> ciancia appeared to have a grudge against the security agency. in a note found in the 23-year- old's bag he called himself aed off patriot and said he believed his constitutional rights were being violated by tsa searches. ciancia's father told police about a suicidal text message from his son. >> the text message was a message to the little brother and the way it was written he had some concern about it. >> ciancia's former los angeles roommates say they never suspected he was capable of such violence. edward license wjz eyewitne
his name, 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia, and word this evening his family reportedly had been in touch with authorities beforehand. a note found at the scene reportedly believed to have included anti-government beliefs. among his victims a tsa officer shot and killed. the first tsa officer ever killed in line of duty. these are aerial pictures from our station in los angeles kabc, and this evening one of the nation's busiest airports with a heavy police presence, we have team coverage here on the fast moving investigation. we lead off with david wright. on the scene. >> reporter: panicked rush hour here at the nation's third busiest airport. and a terrifying announcement. >> we have a shooting in terminal 3. >> reporter: at 9:20 a.m. the suspect marched up to the check point in terminal 3, pulled out a high powered rifle and opened fire. >> first shot went out, and i mean, it was a loud bang. >> reporter: nick pugh had shown his id at the terminal 3 screening area. did people panic? >> everybody panicked, everybody dropped to the ground and crawled across the ground really qui
.a.x. chaos, confusion, bloodshed. federal officials say a lone gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, a resident of los angeles from new jersey, walked inside the terminal, then pulled out this assault rifle from a bag. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where our tsa screeners are and continued shooting. they tracked the individual through the airport and engaged him in gunfire. >> reporter: police say the suspect killed a transportation security administration employee and wounded three other officers before continuing to fire rounds inside the terminal. >> the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and confronted this individual in our airport. >> reporter: screams in panic filled the terminal. >> there is a shooting in terminal 3. >> i just heard shots. the guy literally came in from the glass doors entering like nothing was wrong. just started shooting everyone. >> everyone dropped to the ground, started crawling along. just staying as low as possible. >> reporter: passengers poured onto the tarmac to escape the bloodshed. the mayhem unfol
learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a federal law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order. ciancia lived in los angeles, but he is from new jersey. police have been at his family's home in pennsville, new jersey. according to the police chief, the suspect sent text messages to his family yesterday, ranting about the government. >> basically, the text message was just a message to the little brother and the way it was written, they had some concern about it, and that's when they brought it to our attention. >> the chief says officers informed police in los angeles, but then it was too late. >>> from the moment the first shots rang out, it was chaos at l.a.x. cnn's dan simon reports on how it all happened and the personal stories of the people who had to run for their lives. >> this is going to be a major, major incident, working here at l. l.a.x. >> reporter: los angeles international airport, 9:20 a.m. local time. the fbi says 23-year-old paul anthony ciancia enters terminal 3, pulls
with their luggage. instead, a man is shot by the man on this stretcher, paul ciancia. >> i was terrified like everybody else was. we were onto ground. >> reporter: not just on the ground, but a crush of humanity flooding out of terminal 3, a frenzy. storming out of emergency exits and on to the tarmac. ducking under planes. >> there was a guy downstairs started shooting and one guy fell down, panic erupted and he was going up through the security check. >> reporter: passengers with meticulously planned trips fled, . l.a.x. officials say ciancia shot his way through terminal 3 taking aim at tsa employees. >> the officers didn't, i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: take a closer look at the officer's feet. that's ciancia's weapon left lying on the carpet. outside the sixth busiest airport in the world, the bus lines blocks long. the airport turned into a bus depot. l.a.x. shut down for hours this afternoon and this morning because of that situation. the impact felt across the world and even here in the bay area. about
to get away from the gunman. he was identified as paul ciancia of new jersey. he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and shot at the tsa screening station, seeming to target employees of the transportation administration. >> he's looking down, shooting multiple shots by the escalator - 10, plus shots shooting towards the escalator. >> airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came in to terminal three of the airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. >> local authorities say it could have been worse. >> there was additional rounds that this gunman had. the police officers were able to neutralise the threat as they did. there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer, the first to die in the line of duty was declared dead at ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital where several were taken. police scoured the area to be certain of no other dangers. 750 flights were affected, some never leaving lax, others not leaving other
the gunman as 23-year-old paul ciancia of new jersey. they say he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to shoot at the tsa screening station. he seemed to target employees of the transport security administration. >> he looked down, shooting multiple shots. 10-plus shots. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal where he was shot and seriously wounded. >> a man came in to terminal 3 of the airport. he pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal >> reporter: local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds of this gunman - that he had. the fact that the officers were able to neutralise the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in the terminal today. >> the tsa officer, the first in the agency's short history to die in the line of duty was declared dead at the ronald reagan u.c.l.a. hospital. police scoured the airport for hours, to be certain there were no other dangers. almost 750 flights were affected - some never left
him. >> reporter: the suspect, paul ciancia is still in the hospital. he was shot in the face while the police were trying to subdue him. officials say that ciancia contacted his brother with thoughts of suicide. then his father called the police in new jersey who then contacted lapd. they came to do a welfare check, that's when the police spoke to his roommates, who say they saw him on thursday and everything seemed to be okay. but as we learned things were certainly not okay. >> our flight was canceled twice. they got us supposedly on the 7:00 a.m. flight, but that's been canceled as well. hopefully we're going to be on the 1:00 flight. but it will be delayed as well, and it might be canceled. >> we just came here, and they told us that our flight is canceled today. we're not flying today. not at all. >> reporter: and those are passengers here at l.a.x. things are not here at l.a.x. for many passengers. things are beginning to get back to normal, but i can tell you at this point terminal three remains closed. flights have been rerouted to other terminals. hundreds of passengers we
. the violence and panic inside one of america's busiest airports. and here he is. 23-year-old paul ciancia. he's accused of bringing an assault rifle and 100 rounds into los angeles international airport yesterday morning. >> there was chaos and confusion inside terminal three, as the suspect allegedly killed a tsa officer and shot two other people, before he was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with police. we have live team coverage this morning, starting with abc's cecilia vega, who has the very latest from l.a.x. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. a truly horrifying experience for passengers and workers here. but police say it could have been so much worse. they say the shooter had enough ammunition on him to shoot everyone in the terminal. overnight, the identity of that slain tsa officer revealed. he is 39-year-old gerardo hernandez. on the job since 2010. transferred recently to los angeles from montana. the first-ever tsa officer killed in the line of duty. >> it's shocking. very nice guy. i'm speechless. i'm shocked. >> reporter: and the shooter, the fbi releasi
has been identified as a 23-year- old man, paul ciancia of los angeles. investigators found information on him that expresseddager at the federal government and specifically at the tsa. the mayor of los angeles hailed the work of airport police officers in stopping him. >> they were more than 100 more rounds that could have killed everybody in that terminal today if it were not for the action. >> reporter: this is a picture of the suspected gunman. officials in new jersey say ciancia had made references to suicide in text messages to his family members there. we have video to share with you. it comes from inside lax. you see panicked passengers running away from the scene of the shooting in terminal three. a police officer tells them to move along. operations at lax ground to a halt outside, people started walking down the airport surrounding streets, dragging rolling suitcases behind them. paul ciancia pulled a rifle out of a bag and opened fire at a tsa check point, killing an agent and wounding others. he went thereupon the check point. that's when a police officer opened
to learn what they can about the 23-year-old suspect. police identified him as paul ciancia. overnight, we learned about a series of texts he sent to his family that concerned them so much, they contacted police. cnn's dan simon joins me from los angeles. dan, good morning. what's the latest on the bags left behind by those passengers who fled terminal 3? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, allison. first of all, you have a lot of luggage that was left behind. when the shooting happened, people just bolted for the exits and just dropped their bags and left their personal belongings, and as you can imagine, people are eager to retrieve their stuff. at one point, they were going to be allowed back into terminal 3 to retrieve their belongings, but that's been on hold. the fbi is still investigating this crime scene. it's a very large crime scene. and so, it is closed indefinitely. perhaps it will reopen later this afternoon, but we've not been told of the plans. >> you think about how all of this -- all played out yesterday, this gunman shooting up -- shooting up the terminal, basically. it soun
ciancia is in critical condition. he suffered wounds to the legs and head making it difficult for investigators to get information from him. abc news reporter has more from los angeles. >> lax is returning to normal. >> the question remains. why did he do it? police say 23-year-old paul ciancia brought a rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to los angeles airport. this tmz video shows frantic passengers freeing terminal 3. they say he pulled the rifle from his back and opened fire at a security check point. one officer was killed and two others wounded. >> one guy. a single man with a gun demonstrated the worst of human nature. >> those who could ran. others huddled in the bathroom stalls. >> i was scared that maybe he was going to come towards me and my husband. >> police stepped in, shooting him four times before taking him into custody. law enforcement sources said he carried a note expressing anger and frustration at the tsa. the slain officer, 39-year-old gerardo hernandez is the first in tsa history to die in the line of duty. the father of two was always watching out for
and the suspected shooter. 23-year-old paul ciancia. abc7 news reporter lilian kim has more from lax. >> travelers ran for their lives when a gunman shot his way past security at the lax international airport at terminal three. suspect is 23-year-old paul ciancia. he approached a checkpoint and pulled a semiautomatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officer. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some head ford, its. he hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal, and that's where an officer-involved shooting occurred. >> the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. >> there w
, paul ciancia who authorities say opened fire with a a high powered rifle. >> security in terminal 3. >> witnesses say there was a chaotic scene saying he started shooting outside the check point. as the police raced in he made it back to the terminal near the departure gate. passengers ducked for cover and some even hid in a bathroom stall. officers had their guns drawn yelling at passengers to drop to the floor. >> on the floor! on the floor! >> as people ran as fast as they could, the panic and the lock down that followed blocked ambulances from getting close causing rescue wokers to race hundreds of yards to get the wounded to safety. witnesses say the shooter was armed with multiple guns. when he ran out of bullets in one, he allegedly grabbed another. >> i heard gunshots. a few seconds later i saw him coming up the elevator and walk by 10 feet away with his gunpointed. >> hernandez, a behavioral detection officer hired to recognize strange behavior, shot dead. two other officers injured and recovering from their wounds. police shot ciancia and he was rushed to a hospital. >> m
airport at terminal three. this video captures the panic after the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia, approached the checkpoint and pulled a semi-automatic rifle from a bag. he shot and killed one tsa agent and wounded at least three others. >> the first shot went out and it was a loud bang. i mean, boom! >> everybody panicked. everybody dropped to the ground. >> the shooter seemed to be aiming at tsa officers. a man was holding up his bloody arm. this man barely escaped. >> he was carrying a rifle and he looked at me, and he said tsa? with a question mark. i just shook my head and he kept going. >> some went to the bathrooms and some headed for exits and some hid under a chair. >> i wanted to help them, but i also wanted to cover myself. >> i caught up with him near the rear of the terminal, and that's where an officer-involved shooting occurred. >> the shooter went down wounded. his rifle fell where he did and not a moment too soon. >> there was more than 100 more rounds that literally could have killed everybody in the terminal. >> reporter: as for terminal three, it's been taken
ciancia, and he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and a reference to a new world order, according to a federal law enforcement official. when shots were fired, people in terminal 3 ran for their lives yesterday. cell phone video obtained by tmz shows the chaos as officers yelled at people to get down. >> clear? on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! >> go, go, go! >> on the floor! >> come on, you guys. >> go, go! [ alarm sounding ] go, go! [ sirens ] [ bleep ] this is crazy, dog. >> and there you see, without recitation, people taking off, running for their lives in terminal 3 at l.a.x. the scene stunning and terrifying. police shot the suspect several times in the chest, according to an intelligence source. our affiliate kcal got this exclusive video, and appears to show the suspect handcuffed to the stretcher. the suspected shooter lived in l.a. but was from new jersey. chris lawrence is in pennsville where the suspect's family lives. so, chris, what has been going on outside the home? >> reporter: well, fred, the police have been posted outside
, los angeles international airport. >> now, accused gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia is from pensville, new jersey. police say his father called them today, his son expected him a text saying he expected to die today. according to fbi ciancia carried a note with letters nwo believed to stand for "new world order" >> news conference just finished moments ago the fbi said the investigation will take sometime. >> at this point we have one terminal shut down and will have it shut down while we continue the investigation. teams under there from both fbi and as well as lapd. their work is long and methodical. they'll take time on this. >> the faa has lifted its flight ground stop order. flights can now go to lax, but delays continuing throughout the weekend. >> here in the bay area, officers went on patrol moments after the shooting. standard procedure when something happens elsewhere. the situation delayed a number of flights. others diverted here. most passengers seemed to handle this well and however, others did not. >> hello? i see people here to help us. short, long flight from new yor
for a while. they believe paul ciancia acted alone, but can't say why he did it. >>> everyone on the floor. on the floor now. >> another look at that chilling exclusive cell phone video from tmz. seconds later as you can see, passengers poured out of the gate areas as police urged them to run outside. some of those passengers were injured trying to escape and get to safety. >> this was all happening at l.a.x., but there's a ripple effect across the world. flight delays and diversions from some of our local airports. we begin with impact at san jose. >> reporter: at least 27 flights between the bay area and l.a.x. have been cancelled. that number is expected to grow. >> i made a big circle. >> reporter: it's been a long day for a richmond resident. >> i started in oakland, was supposed to go to l.a.x., from l.a.x. to austin. ended up in ontario where they told us to get off the plane, go get our luggage, and recheck back in. so i'm back here. >> reporter: five hours of travel time only to end up back in the bay area. she's hoping to finally catch a flight to austin this evening. >> just tir
, it is paul anthony ciancia. he is 23 years old. he is a u.s. citizen. he is formerly a rez divesidentw jersey. we are investigating his back ground and more about him. >> everybody. >> reporter: the tsa officer identified as girardo hernandez, the first ever to be killed in the line of do they. the tsa says he was a behavior detection officers. officers who watch the check points for strange be hair. in all six people including the gunmen were transported to area hospitals. doctors say one is in critical condition with gunshot wound. late today authorities say he intended the carnage to be worse. >> there was additional round that this gunman had. and the fact that the officers were able to neutralize the threat as they did, there were more than 100 more round that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal today. >> as for a possible motive. only clues at this hour. law enforcement sources tell abc news, authorities found a note from the suspect, with an anti-government message indicating he expected to die today. the note ended with the letters nwo, believed off to be a referenc
terrorized passengers at l.a.x. the fbi digging for a motive, looking into why they say paul ciancia shot three tsa agents, killing one. >>> a strong turnout in boston. more than 1 million strong celebrating the red sox's big world series win. fans also paying tribute to the resilience of the marathon bombing survivors. >>> and buckle up. an airline is putting a new spin on those preflight safety instructions. >>> a major investigation under way at the los angeles international airport a day after a gunman burst in and killed a tsa officer. here's what we know today. tsa administrator john pistole is on his way to los angeles today. he is expected to meet with the family of killed tsa officer gerardo hernandez and others. right now l.a.x. is open, but no flights are leaving from terminal 3 where the shooting happened. a tweet from the airport says people who left things in that terminal yesterday can now get them at the ticket counter. >>> and we're also learning more about the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials including an
the suspect's identity this, man, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on th
, a 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles. federal agents questioned his parents in new jersey his father is a business owner. police say, there, rather, tell us the suspect sent his brother a text kath he may have been suicidal. ciancia was shot and wounded in terminal three. we begin with the developments in the abc7 newsroom. >> reporter: let's talk about the bag. inside investigators say they found a hand written note that said he wanted to kill tsa officers and pigs, referring to police. witnesses who saw him handle that rifle say it was obvious he was there to do a lot of damage. this video from tmz shows passengers running for safety the gunman began shooting inside lax. >> i'm looking at him, my wife. to tell they're okay. say three we're going run out of the door. i was waiting when he is pointing down. we're running. >> i look over by escalator. like 20 feet away. i see shell casings falling. i see shooting. >> reporter: the gunman moved to the screening station where passengers show ids. he had an ar 15, a high powered rifle, shown here on the floor. >> he proceeded u
. the fbi says paul anthony ciancia a white male 23 pull as rifle and opens fire. at the security check point tsa officers not armed or shot, one is killed. >> he preceded to the screening area and continued shooting and went past the screeners back into the airport itself. >> reporter: authorities say after shooting his way through the security check point the gunman makes it all the way down this hallway and stopped by authorities here near a burger king in the food court area, hundreds run for their lives. >> it was complete panic. people were screaming. you know, children crying. >> cure and utter may ham. people tripping over each other. bags everywhere. crying, screaming. >> everybody started like flying down the hallway and they were just like jumping over chairs, jumping over people. hiding in -- we were kind of trapped at the end of the terminal. >> trapped with nowhere else to escape some run on the airport tarmac and others use everything they can to protect them severals. >> second shots and i grabbed luggage and made walls and walls out of luggage and seen the guy walking t
. the suspect, 23-year-old paul ciancia. the suspect had a note with an antitsa rant on it and his fear of a new world order. our affiliate got the exclusive video and they are reporting it appears to show the suspect handcuffed. cnn cannot confirm who it is. passengers are reclaiming bags abandoned in the panic. i want to get to l.a.x. with more information on the victim. >> reporter: well, don, we heard from the widow are the excruciating details of a man who by every measure was trying to live the american dream. he was talking about how he was from el salve dor and moved here at 15 years old. he went to high school here and married his high school sweetheart. they had two children. they married on valentine's day. they had two children and filled with pride at a job protecting america's airplanes. this is a lot for his wife to digest and the workers at l.a.x. to digest as well. if you go up to a tsa officer here in los angeles you will see on their badges is a black stripe. that is signifying one of their fallen officers. this is, don, the first time tsa lost an officer like this. don? >> ts
-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't -- i repeat, they didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately we were unable to revive a heartbeat, and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and antitsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. airport authorities say 746 flights were affected. and we are hearing from many disgruntled and angry passengers right now. i spoke with some who just got off a plane after sitting on the tarmac for six hours. in los angeles, i'm ter
is identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia of los angeles who also has roots in new jersey. a note found in his bag may hold a clue to the motive and john miller will have more about that, but first we'll go to carter evens at l.a.x. >> reporter: stranded passengers are still scattered across the airport. when the shooting started this morning people ran for cover. some hid under ticket counters, others even ran out on to the tarmac and hid under a plane until the shooting stopped. the police calls at 9:20 a.m. in the middle of the morning rush at los angeles international. >> dark blue or black clothing. >> reporter: passengers inside terminal three describe shots and a stampede of terrified people heading toward tkwaors leading to the carmack. >> i didn't see his face. i just saw the gun. and i was terrified. and like everybody else was. we were all just on the ground. >> reporter: the shooting began at a tsa check point. the suspect pulled a semi automatic rifle out of its bag. los angeles police chief. >> he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screeners are and continued shoo ent
: authorizes say 23- year-old paul ciancia sent a text message to his family that he was going to kill himself. that was before he allegedly carried a semi-automatic rifle into los angeles international airport friday morning and started shooting. >> right when i heard the shots of looked over my shoulder and everyone was saying run. >> reporter: the shooting started about 9:20 at the tsa checkpoint in terminal 3. the gunman shot 4tsa officers killing one. he then moved down the terminal toward the gate area. >> i noticed he had an assault rifle, a huge gun, strapped over his shoulder. >> reporter: the rampage ended when police shot the gunman. moments before, this photo was taken. as police secured the airport, rescue crews rushed the wounded to the hospital. this is believed to be ciancia as he was wheeled into an l.a. hospital. investigators say ciancia was wearing fatigues and carrying a bag that contained anti- american and anti-tsa ranting. >> there were more than 100 more rounds that could have literally killed everybody in that terminal today. >> reporter: in los angeles, teri okita, w
on the deadly shooting at lax. k chaos at airport when a gunman opens fire, the suspect paul anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was als
-old paul ciancia. police say he entered terminal 3 here at lax, opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others before he himself was wounded in a gun battle. now, this all happened at a busy terminal 3 at 9:30 in the morning on friday, during the middle of the morning rush. police say ciancia walked into the terminal, pulled out an assault rifle, killed one, moved past security into the terminal where he was pursued by police and later taken into custody. the tsa agent is identified as gerardo hernandez. passengers during all of this hid inside restrooms, many poured out on to the tarmac. there was bloodshed and chaos that filled the terminal. investigators were able to shut down the terminal. 167,000 passengers here at lax, the third busiest in the country were affected by this. the terminal today remains shut down although the other terminals are operational. it was chaos and confusion all day yesterday, lester. but the suspect is in custody, lester. >> miguel almaguer at lax. thank you. >>> pete williams has more on the investigation into the suspect and also a possibl
, police confirmed the alleged shooter is 23-year-old paul ciancia, a u.s. citizen. meanwhile, nearly 800 flights were impacted leaving passengers stranded here in the bay area and beyond. >> we have team coverage for you tonight on this developing story. arturo santiago is covering sfo. we begin with kimberly terry in san jose. multiple delays, cancelations. what are we talking about in terms of impact? >> reporter: jessica, we could see the ripple effect through the weekend, at least that's what airport authorities are saying for now. nearly 30 flights from l.a.x. to the three bay area airports were canceled today. tonight, the big question is, if i have a flight, can i get out of here? the answer is, yes. as long as you're not headed to southern california. but if that's where you need to go, it's possible you might get out, you just need to pack your patience. >> we have six airlines here at minetta san jose international that serve l.a.x. so that's 29 flights a day between the 6 airlines so there's likely an impact to many travelers. >> reporter: a spokesperson for san jose airport s
, the suspect paul anthony ciancia. he shot one tsa officer and wounded several others. the airport is open again and details tonight emerging. we have more from the airport and chris lawrence outside the suspect's home in new jersey. we'll begin, what do we know about what happened today? >> reporter: passengers say it was a normal day at the airport when suddenly they heard very, very loud popping, one man said it sound the like it must have been from a large gun. many saw spark s and started running. there was the beat of calm and then absolute chaos, sheer terror as people were trying to flee this terminal. what happened afterwards is that after this gunman was taken down by the police, passengers here were completely stuck and it was gridlock. you can see, piers, there is still people walking up and down the streets trying to figure out how to get to the next destination. >> and in terms of actually what he did, we now know she shot dead one tsa officer. we think he wounded a second tsa officer, a third person was also wounded. we believe and others may have suffered minor injuries in
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affiliate kcal and kcbs got this exclusive video, and it purportedly showing paul ciancia handcuffed to a stretcher. cnn cannot independently confirm who that person is on that stretcher. video from inside the terminal moments after shots were fired did show how chaotic it was. >> on the floor! on the floor! on the floor now! on the floor! [ shouts ] >> chill, chill, chill, chill! >> passengers ran for their lives as officers screamed to get down and get out. >>> a disturbing picture is coming together of the suspected shooter, paul ciancia. according to a law enforcement official, he was carrying materials, including an anti-tsa rant and an reference to a new world order. chris lawrence is in pennsville, new jersey, where the suspect is from. chris, his family members and even those who know him have been saying a little bit about him and how surprised they are about these events that unfolded yesterday. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, it came as a complete shock to a lot of people here who knew the family. but when you dig a little deeper, fred, and try to find people who were
-old paul ciancia from new jersey. the man killed in the shooting was gerardo i. hernandez, a 5-year vat reason. tsa -- veteran of the tsa. >> police are investigating that paul ciancia was targetting the tsa. >> president obama declares he'll have 17 million signed up for health care. they'll have to
into a killing ground allegedly murdering a tsa officer and trying to kill more. paul anthony ciancia, 23 years old. that is a picture of him. he's badly wounded tonight. authorities say along with an assault rifle he was carrying anti-government materials during his tear through l.a.x.'s terminal three. reports he sent some rambling text messages to his family prior to the rampage. that is a live shot of his father's house right now in pennsville, new jersey. we're waiting to go hear from the family. if and do we'll bring it to you live. we also obtained video from inside terminal 3 capturing the chaos. >> come on you guys. >> go go go! >> [ mute ] this is crazy, dog. >> crazy indeed. scene frommed in and outside the terminal as an ocean of air travelers fled the gunman. you can imagine being down there in that stampede. a number of people got hurt in the rush but sticking around was certainly not an option. you're going to hear from some of them tonight. a lot of eyewitnesses on the program tonight. here's what we've learned about today's murder at l.a.x. >> a major major incident working her
to be the gunman, 23-year-old paul ciancia, who was ultimately shot by police and is now in custody. >> this individual was shooting as he went into the terminal. the officers didn't hesitate. they went after this individual and they confronted this individual. >> reporter: police say ciancia shot several tsa employees. one of them a behavior detection officer died. >> unfortunately, we were unable to revive a heartbeat and he expired from severe gunshot wounds to his chest and to his abdomen. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news anti-government and anti- tsa writings were found in ciancia's bag. officials say he sent a text message to his family in new jersey earlier today threatening to kill himself. the airport terminal was evacuated but some passengers who were unable to get out crammed into restroom stalls for safety. a semi-automatic rifle was recovered at the scene. >>> it's been the subject of a legal battle in federal court for months. how mentally ill inmates are treated in california prisons. reporter angelie hemphill shows us videos just released by a judge. we warn you so
been identified as 23-year-old paul ciancia. he entered inside terminal 3 behind me and opened fire, killing a tsa agent, injuring at least seven others, before he himself was shot and taken into custody. this all happened very early friday morning during the middle of the morning commute. it was 9:30 a.m. the terminal was packed with passengers. police say he walked in, pulled a high-powered rifle out of a bag, shot at tsa agents, killing one, then moved past security. police followed him down the terminal where he made his way 100 yards down the terminal, past security where they engaged him in a gun battle. passengers were running, screaming, hiding in bathrooms, running out to the tarmac, doing what they could to save their own lives. here's what one passenger told us yesterday. >> i wasn't sure what was happening. i thought it might have been a bomb scare. i saw a man walking around with a shotgun. initially i thought, okay, this is an undercover policeman pause he was walking pretty cautiously. didn't seem like he was in any particular hurry. then it became clear what it was a
's news headquarters. this is 23-year-old paul ciancia armed with a semiautomatic rifle, more than 150 rounds of ammunition as well as a note allegedly outlining his mission against the tsa. listen as these people describe the chaos the moment he opened fire. >> two gunshots going off and i looked at my boyfriend and he said, those are gunshots. he was like, run. we literally just ran down the stairs. >> tsa was running with us. they said, keep running, keep running. there was probably another 15 to 20 shots that we heard behind us. we just kept running. >> it was like a dream. it wasn't real. it was like a movie. it was so intense. it wasn't normal to hear that. we all just panicked. >> live today with the latest. how is it looking? looks pretty quiet behind you as you can see from this monitor. >> they look like they're try to get back to businesses as quickly as possible. this is terminal one which wasn't affected hardly at all. behind us, terminal two where a lot of the passengers were directed and taken out through there. we've seen people coming back to the airport. those who wer
it is paul anthony ciancia. he is 23 years old, u.s. citizen. he's formerly a resident of new jersey. >> i'm still trying to process did this really happen? did they get the wrong guy because if they told me they got the wrong guy, it would make a lot more sense to me. >> it's the first time a tsa officer has been killed in the line of duty. >> the suspect a man from south jersey. good evening. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> i'm derek mcginty. right now we've got crews in l.a. and jersey and plus how safe are we every time we fly? first let's look at how things played out. around 12:20 our time 23-year- old paul ciancia walked into terminal 3 at l.a.x., pulled a rifle from his bag and started shooting killing one screener injuring four more tsa agents. ciancia then walked through the airport until police shot him near a burger king and tonight he's in the hospital. >> the agent
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